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Category: Fundamentals of Bowling
Type: Reference

SCORING




TAKING SCORE
To begin, there are 10 frames in a bowling game. The first nine frames are fairly easy to score. Scoring a frame will be determined by how many pins knocked down within that frame.

1. In the event of an open frame, (pins are left standing after both shots), you would simply write in the number of pins that were knocked down with the two shots.
2. In the event of a spare, you would score that frame as a 10 + the number of pins you knock down on your next shot (the first shot of the next frame).
3. In the event of a strike, you would score it as a 10 + the number of pins you knock down on your next 2 shots.

Scoring is done this way for the first nine frames. However, the 10th frame is scored differently. In the tenth frame, if you mark (getting a spare or a strike), you will be able to throw an additional shot to complete the scoring of the frame.

1.   In the event of an open 10th frame, you will add the number of pins knocked down to your score, and will receive no extra shot.
2.   In the event of a spare, you would score it as a 10 + the number of pins you knock down on your additional shot.
3.   In the event of a strike, you would score it as a 10 + the number of pins you knock down on your additional 2 shots.


Submitted by: Coach Melad


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